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Publishing to WordPress

Resources for Community Journalists

How to upload your finished story to http://www.shiresmedia.org

1.Follow the invite link in your email to set up a username and password at www.wordpress.com

2.Once you are logged-in, follow the, “My Dashboard” link and click on “Shiresmedia.”

3.Go to “Posts” and then “Add New” on left side bar. 

4.Now you can enter a title for your post.  Make sure your title accurately highlights what the story is about and engages the reader so that they want to listen to your piece.  Below your title you can enter the text for your story which should entail a descriptive summary including where, when and who.  You can upload your audio file by clicking on the music note link next to “Upload/Insert.”   Similarly, you can upload any photos to accompany your story by clicking the image link under “Upload/Insert.”

5.Categorize your story by selecting the categories your story falls under, e.g., Arts & Entertainment.  You will see the Category box on the right side bar. You can also click on, ‘Add New Category’ if you need to create a new category for your story.

6.Under “Publish” in the right side bar you can hit “Preview” to preview your post before you hit “Publish” to publish it to the webpage.   In order to ensure respect and civility, your piece will automatically be sent to a WBTN staff member for a routine review before it is posted to the site.  If you need to save a draft of your post to continue editing at a later time, click “Save Draft” under Publish.

7.Feel free to make respectful and thoughtful comments on other Community Journalists’ stories.  We encourage a dialogue among community members.  Simply click on ‘Comment’ at the bottom of a story to add and submit a comment for review.

Watch this video tutorial on publishing to wordpress. To view in Full Screen Click Here
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